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The Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby Workshop

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm

Hodson Architects, on behalf of The Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby, would like to invite you to a full day workshop to look at the wider regeneration of the Freeman Street market area.  The event will be held at The Business Hub, Freeman Street Market, Freeman Street, Grimsby.  Places must be booked in advance, please email your response to info@hodsonarchitects.com ( please note you must be booked in advance and via the email address provided.  People must not turn up on the day without invite or booking.)

Freeman Street is a special part of Grimsby with a deep history and strong tradition that has undoubtedly suffered from decline in recent years.  We want to do something about this and now there is an opportunity to make change.

The Enrolled Freemen of Grimsby, who own and operate the Indoor Market and Business Hub, will shortly acquire around 3.5 acres of land and property next to the Market.  The high profile derelict site fronts Freeman Street and is bordered by Kent Street, Thesiger Street and Nelson Street.  This includes the prominent former 7 storey council office building and immediately near the former tower blocks and Comber Place.  The Freemen want to invite discussion about how this site can be transformed and benefit the wider community of the East Marsh.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a wide variety of people and organizations with diverse interests in the area to look at issues, discuss possibilities and identify a way forward.  This includes businesses; residents; voluntary and community organizations as well as local authority and public agencies.

The day will start with setting the scene – Freeman Street now and how this fits in to the wider context of the East Marsh.  We will hear from a range of speakers with knowledge and experience and then focus on specific trends which will lead in to structured discussion and ways forward.  We want stakeholders to think about how we can all work together to achieve real change in the area.  This is a unique opportunity to make a difference and once again help to put some pride back into the Freeman Street area.

It is important that we get the right mix of people together, those with varying views, interests, experiences and skills.  Please join us for what we feel with be an exceptional day.

Free car parking will be available on the day on Nelson Street (DN32 7DS) and the area is well served by public transport (Stagecoach Service 3, 10 stop outside) and cycle parking. Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements that you have.

Please find below a link of the recent article from the Grimsby Telegraph for your perusal.

To find out more about the event, please visit the telegraph page here.


April 13
9:30 am - 4:15 pm
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The Business Hub
Freeman Street
Grimsby, DN32 7DS United Kingdom
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